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Student returns to Nescot 30 years after taking A-Levels

Oct 28, 2014

Student returns to Nescot 30 years after taking A-Levels

An alumnus from visited Nescot from Hong Kong on June 20, 30 years after studying A-Levels at the college.

Tony Yip’s employers had booked him onto a training course in Bath, and when he landed at Heathrow it was an ideal opportunity to return to the college and headed straight here by train.

He dined on fish and chips in the refectory before being treated to a guided tour of the college and was interested to see how the site is continuing to change since his days as a student.

Mr Yip studied A-Levels in Physics, Chemistry and Maths in the early 1980s, when Nescot was still known as Ewell County Technical College.

He then went to Birmingham University to study Electrical Engineering, and now works for the government of Hong Kong.

"The lecturers I remember were Mr Wilkins, Dr Robinson, Mr Wilkinson and Mr Page – they were all fantastic teachers and inspired students to succeed," Mr Yip said.

"Many of my classmates have gone on to have very successful careers – one is now the Chief Pilot for Cathay Pacific."

My Yip, who had kept his original college ID card, was impressed by the size of the Learning Resource Centre, and remembered the college had a much smaller library during his time here.

As he left the Nescot, he added: "The time I spent at this college has changed my life forever, and it has been wonderful to see the place again."

You can read more about the history of Nescot online here.

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